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Samsung Galaxy S6 First Impressions

Samsung Galaxy S6 First Impressions

One step forward – half a step back. Samsung wants to reclaim the smartphone throne with the Galaxy S6. The South Korean manufacturer wants to achieve this with noble materials and powerful components. The abandonment of a replaceable battery and the SD slot, however, could be pretty annoying for some users.
Samsung Exynos 7420 Octa | ARM Mali-T760 MP8 | 5.1" | 138 g
Razer Blade 14 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

85% Razer Blade 14 (Early 2015) Notebook Review

Sharp performer. The Blade is back with a honed edge to take the crown in the razor-thin gaming category. Does this refreshed model make the cut? Or is it just a dull point?
Intel Core i7-4720HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 970M | 14.0" | 2 kg
HP Envy 15 x360 Convertible Review

75% HP Envy 15 x360 Convertible Review

Twisted. The Envy 15 x360 is almost an exotic species, as 15.6-inch convertibles are few and far between. HP uses the computer's attractive case to tempt customers, but the manufacturer is neglectful when it comes to the hardware.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 15.6" | 2.4 kg
HTC One M9 First Impressions

88% HTC One M9 First Impressions

Microevolution. HTC only changed a few things about the tried-and-true look of their top-of-the-line One M9. Instead they made significant improvements to the cameras and installed a modern Snapdragon 810 into the smartphone. In a rush of bold self-confidence, they also raised the recommended retail price.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 810 MSM8994 | Qualcomm Adreno 430 | 5.0" | 157 g
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Notebook Review

80% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 11e Notebook Review

Quiet and cool. Lenovo's ThinkPad Yoga 11e is designed for schools, which means the device is pretty sturdy. Such a notebook should have long battery runtimes – but the Yoga 11e is only average in this category.
Intel Celeron N2930 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11.6" | 1.6 kg
Foldable smartphone concept render

Foldable smartphones could be coming next year

Reports from South Korea claim that first foldable smartphones from Samsung will hit the market in 2016, while first such tablets could arrive be...
Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 Tablet Review

83% Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 Tablet Review

Luxurious Digital Frame. It is easy to confuse the Lenovo Yoga Tablet 2 8 with a digital picture frame. However, thanks to its kickstand and Windows 8.1, the device has a lot more to offer.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8.0" | 419 g
Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Convertible Review

83% Lenovo ThinkPad Yoga 14 Convertible Review

Luxury Yoga. Lenovo brings the flexible Yoga design to the desks of business people with its ThinkPad Yoga 14. In this report, we will discover whether the Ultrabook, based on a Broadwell processor and dedicated graphics card, is well equipped for office use.
Intel Core i7-5500U | NVIDIA GeForce 840M | 14" | 1.9 kg
Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Convertible Review

83% Asus Transformer Book T300 Chi Convertible Review

Find your inner Zen with the Chi. The runaway success of the lauded Zenbook Ultrabooks and Transformer tablets have prompted Asus to create a whole new family of convertibles under the Transformer Book series known as the Chi. The T300 Chi is the most powerful of the bunch and its 2560 x 1440 display has us impressed.
Intel Core M-5Y71 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 12.5" | 1.4 kg
Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Convertible Review

81% Lenovo Yoga 3 14 Convertible Review

1, 2, Yoga 3. Lenovo squeezes a 14-inch screen into a chassis that's roughly the same size as last year's Yoga 2 13 and upgrades the hardware at the same time as well. The new Yoga 3 14 inherits most of the predecessor's familiar traits and while it improves in some areas, it also takes a slight step back in another.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14.0" | 1.7 kg
Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

87% Lenovo ThinkPad X1 Carbon Ultrabook Review

Carbon-based evolution. While Lenovo’s ThinkPad X1 Carbon series laptop has always been an impressive piece of hardware, some design decisions have polarized the audience. The X1 Carbon 3rd Gen answers the criticism with solutions which aim to please all parties. We explore the results in excruciating detail in our full review.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 14.0" | 1.4 kg
Broadwell vs. Haswell – Duel of the ULV Processors

Broadwell vs. Haswell – Duel of the ULV Processors

Does an upgrade make sense? Several weeks after their official launch, most of the new Broadwell processors passed through our test course. So, it is time to deliver a first summary. How much do the CPU and graphics unit perform better than the predecessor models'? Did the battery runtimes improve, too? We know the answers!
Acer Iconia Talk S A1-724 Tablet Review

83% Acer Iconia Talk S A1-724 Tablet Review

Talking icon. Acer's Iconia Talk S is a 7-inch tablet/phablet that is capable of making phone calls. Its dual-SIM function and LTE module ensure a good connection on-the-go. An energy-efficient quad-core Snapdragon SoC, a bright HD-IPS display, and Android 4.4 complete the package. Acer enters the battle for buyers at a recommended retail price of 229 Euros (~$250).
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 7" | 275 g
Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G Notebook Review

78% Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 3G Notebook Review

Mobile browsing. The technical specifications of the Prestigio Multipad Visconte 3 do not really differ from any other inexpensive Windows tablet, but the Prestige tries to stand out from the competition with one highlight: An integrated 3G modem.
Intel Atom Z3735F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 681 g
Honor 3C Smartphone Review

78% Honor 3C Smartphone Review

Get the Honor. The young Honor brand of the Chinese manufacturer Huawei adds a new member, which offers a great price-to-performance ratio. A 5-inch HD display, quad-core SoC and dual-SIM functionality – all for 140 Euros (~$149).
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5.0" | 140 g
OnePlus One Smartphone Review

87% OnePlus One Smartphone Review

Globetrotter. OnePlus offers a great smartphone with a fantastic performance-price ratio in its firstling. A fast SoC, a high-resolution screen, plenty of storage, and high-speed LTE speak for themselves. However, the manufacturer did not manage to fulfill all the expectations that the technical specifications promise.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 801 MSM8974AC | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.5" | 164 g
Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T Notebook Review

84% Acer Aspire R13 R7-371T Notebook Review

Now with Broadwell. Laptop, tablet, all-in-one - Acer's 13.3-inch convertible has various operating modes and looks impressive in all. The "Ezel Aero" hinges make it possible. Acer has not neglected the other components. A swift SSD, decent input devices, and a great screen are part of the bundle. A Broadwell processor ensures the needed computing power.
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.5 kg
Samsung Galaxy S6 Edge and Galaxy S6 facing display issues

Samsung Galaxy S6 and Galaxy S6 Edge reportedly facing display issues

Recent reports claim the handsets face touch sensitivity issues near the screen edges, more prominent on the Samsung Galaxy S6.
Wacom Cintiq 13HD tablet priced at almost $1,000 USD

Wacom Cintiq 13HD Touch is finally available

More than a year after the launch of the Wacom Cintiq 13HD, this interactive pen tablet gets a touchscreen version.
Honor Holly Smartphone Review

79% Honor Holly Smartphone Review

Price-cutting HD. New smartphones for below 150 Euros (~$163) are no longer inevitably found in scrap corners. Honor presents a 5-inch handset with an HD IPS screen that would also fit well in the mid-range. The fact that it is only powered by an entry-level SoC with little RAM barely had an impact in routine use.
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP2 | 5" | 157 g
Honor 6 Smartphone Review

84% Honor 6 Smartphone Review

Honor and valor. Huawei's trendy subsidiary likely launches its presently most expensive model on the market dubbed Honor 6: A 5-inch smartphone for around 300 Euros. Read in this report whether the Chinese manufacturer will rock the mid-range with it.
HiSilicon Kirin 920 | ARM Mali-T628 MP4 | 5.0" | 130 g
Lenovo Miix 3 10 Convertible Review

78% Lenovo Miix 3 10 Convertible Review

Inexpensive Windows companion. In the shadow of its expensive Yoga lineup, Lenovo has launched an affordable office tablet with a practical keyboard cover that convinced us in the test. Our in-depth review reveals more about its performance, screen, build, as well as other aspects.
Intel Atom Z3735F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 582 g
Microsoft Lumia 435 Smartphone Review

75% Microsoft Lumia 435 Smartphone Review

Windows Phone X. Microsoft's Lumia 435 is an inexpensive Windows Phone. But wait a minute; isn't the Lumia 535 already available? We check whether Microsoft's smallest Lumia smartphone makes any sense.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 8210 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 4" | 134 g
iOcean M6752 Smartphone Review

81% iOcean M6752 Smartphone Review

Big and powerful. iOcean proves that you don't have to spend $500 on a high-end smartphone. The M6752 carries a 5.5-inch 1080p display with 3 GB RAM, 4G compatibility, and a sandstone back cover to boot. For about $200, this is an inexpensive media powerhouse.
Mediatek MT6752 | ARM Mali-T760 MP2 | 5.5" | 158 g
Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

87% Dell XPS 13 Ultrabook Review

No compromises - part 2. Compact, highly mobile, attractive - this is how one could sum up the Dell XPS 13. Thanks to its Core i7 processor, the notebook is quite powerful as well, although the battery life suffers as a result.
Intel Core i7-5500U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Tablet Review

82% Samsung Galaxy Tab Active Tablet Review

A bit of business. Samsung wants to participate more strongly in the business field with its Galaxy Tab Active. The tablet is not only dust and waterproof, but it also protected against drops. It might just be an interesting alternative for field workers with LTE and stylus inputting.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 8.0" | 393 g
Acer Aspire R14 Convertible Review

73% Acer Aspire R14 Convertible Review

Small and simple. Acer presents a 14-inch convertible dubbed Aspire R14 R3-471TG-552E that is to convince us with its elegant design, a 360-degree display, and decent system performance. Unfortunately, the screen does not quite meet our expectations.
Intel Core i5-4210U | NVIDIA GeForce 820M | 14" | 2 kg
Nokia Lumia 735 Smartphone Review

84% Nokia Lumia 735 Smartphone Review

Great for selfies. Microsoft's Lumia 735 is a good middle-class smartphone with decent cameras on both sides and a comprehensive set of features. The bold colors, which are common for the Lumia-series, make quite a statement as well.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8926 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 4.7" | 134 g
Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review

86% Samsung Galaxy A3 Smartphone Review

A small metal gadget. Samsung uses a slim metal casing for its Galaxy A lineup and had really impressed us with the Galaxy A5, even though the voice quality was not that good. In this report we will see why the Galaxy A3 is good, but not a bargain.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 4.5" | 110 g
Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review

87% Samsung Galaxy A5 Smartphone Review

Who knew? Samsung stuck to polycarbonate, removable batteries and a slightly fancy design for years... and then it launches the Galaxy A lineup and takes a U-turn. We will see whether there are more surprises by examining the 5-inch Galaxy A5 model.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 410 MSM8916 | Qualcomm Adreno 306 | 5.0" | 123 g
Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20 Tablet Review

85% Acer Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20 Tablet Review

Multimedia central. Acer designed their Iconia Tab 10 A3-A20 to be a veritable home entertainment system. To that end, they equipped the 10-inch tablet with an HD display, a quad-core SoC and a Dolby sound system. Is the 200-Euro (~$225) Android device worth buying? Read our review to find out.
Mediatek MT8127 | ARM Mali-450 MP4 | 10.0" | 520 g
Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Review

88% Samsung Galaxy Note Edge Smartphone Review

Lateral thinking. Are there still any real innovations in smartphones? Samsung surprises the consumer with the Samsung Galaxy Edge and its curved screen that arches around the casing's front. In this report, we will find out whether this really has any impact on how the phone is used.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 805 APQ8084 | Qualcomm Adreno 420 | 5.6" | 174 g
Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 Tablet Review

84% Lenovo ThinkPad Helix 2 Tablet Review

No more fans. Core-M makes it possible: The new ThinkPad Helix 2 is available without a fan for the first time, but is still supposed to provide sufficient performance for all important applications. Can the versatile convertible meet the high expectations of business customers?
Intel Core M-5Y71 | Intel HD Graphics 5300 | 11.6" | 1.3 kg
Acer Aspire Switch 12

Acer Aspire Switch 12 early impressions and performance results

The Acer Aspire Switch 12 is a unique PC. Half all-in-one and half Ultrabook and running on the new Core M processor. It's multi-faceted and fanless and we've got one on the desk going through the review process right now but for those that can't wait, here are some first-impressions, performance figures and comparisons with the Surface Pro 3
Dell Latitude 12 E7250 Ultrabook Review

84% Dell Latitude 12 E7250 Ultrabook Review

The carbon dwarf. If you do not like a tablet, and a smartphone is not large enough, then the 12.5-inch Ultrabook Dell Latitude 12 E7250 is a full business notebook that fits in your bag. Let us see what the small device is capable of.
Intel Core i5-5300U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 12.5" | 1.5 kg
HTC Desire 820 Smartphone Review

82% HTC Desire 820 Smartphone Review

Pumped up. With the Desire 820, HTC introduces the more powerful successor to the Desire 816. Although equipped with a 64-bit capable Snapdragon 615 processor, the smartphone still runs the older Google Android 4.4.4 KitKat and features a slimmer build as well as a lower price price point.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 615 MSM8939 | Qualcomm Adreno 405 | 5.5" | 155 g
Verykool s5511 Juno Quatro Smartphone Review

77% Verykool s5511 Juno Quatro Smartphone Review

A Veryhot deal? San Diego-based company offers a small range of affordable smartphones that should satisfy casual users on the go. The s5511 is a good alternative to mainstream brands and even offers one of the brightest displays on the market.
Mediatek MT6582 | ARM Mali-400 MP | 5.5" | 157 g
Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-31U3 Notebook Review Update

77% Acer Aspire Switch 11 SW5-171-31U3 Notebook Review Update

Borderline case, part 2. Acer has combined an 11.6-inch Windows tablet with a keyboard dock, trying to win over buyers who do not want to decide between a tablet or a notebook. A passively cooled Core i3 processor provides the necessary computing power.
Intel Core i3-4012Y | Intel HD Graphics 4200 | 11.6" | 1.6 kg
Dell XPS 13-9343 Touchscreen Ultrabook Review

88% Dell XPS 13-9343 Touchscreen Ultrabook Review

Refusal to compromise… You can’t have it all—or can you? Dell’s latest XPS 13 pushes the envelope in a number of different critical categories, but most notably portability: this is the smallest 13.3-inch notebook we’ve reviewed. Could we be witnessing the best ultraportable to date?
Intel Core i5-5200U | Intel HD Graphics 5500 | 13.3" | 1.3 kg
Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone Review

79% Microsoft Lumia 535 Smartphone Review

Flying a new flag. The Lumia 535 is the first smartphone that has not only been developed under the umbrella of Microsoft but is also sold under the name of the new owner. It is located in the entry-level sector and catches the eye with its large screen and colorful casing covers. Our report reveals what is found under the shell.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 200 MSM8212 | Qualcomm Adreno 302 | 5.0" | 146 g
Lenovo Tab S8 Tablet Review

86% Lenovo Tab S8 Tablet Review

Light as a feather. Lenovo's Tab S8 does not even weigh 300 grams but is quite a bargain. It offers a Full HD screen, an 8-megapixel camera, and front-facing speakers for 199 Euros (~$225). Discover whether Lenovo's tight calculation is also worthwhile for the customer in our review.
Intel Atom Z3745 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8.0" | 300 g
HP Stream 11 X360 Convertible

75% HP Stream 11 X360 with 3G Convertible Notebook Review

Connected EU traveller. The HP 11 X360 is an entry-level 2-in-1 with a 3G roaming data bundle that could suit many European travellers. With a touchscreen and a solid build this bold laptop might be the perfect buddy for your ticket.
Intel Celeron N2840 | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 11.6" | 1.6 kg
Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Smartphone Review

80% Xiaomi Redmi Note 4G Smartphone Review

The red dragon. Xiaomi has become the third-largest smartphone manufacturer in the world, but the company's devices aren't yet prevalent in Europe or America. We took a look at the Redmi Note 4G phablet to see whether the imported Asian device is a good alternative to the usual options on the Western market.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 MSM8928 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 5.5" | 199 g
Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch Review

Motorola Moto 360 Smartwatch Review

All-around smart? Motorola puts its Moto 360 smart watch with leather band and classic design into the smart watch race -- and, at first glance, the Moto 360 makes a good first impression. Our report will check to see if this $249 USD gadget, in everyday use, holds up to this initial impression.
Texas Instruments OMAP 3630 1GHz | 1.56" | 49 g
HP Omen Notebook Review

78% HP Omen Notebook Review

Black, stylish, fast. HP launches a very compact and thin 15.6-inch gaming notebook with the Omen, which has a very good design and attracts gamers with powerful core components. The price of 1,600 Euros (~$1793) comes with high expectations for the ergonomics and the performance, but not all of them can be fulfilled.
Intel Core i7-4710HQ | NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M | 15.6" | 2.1 kg
Asus ZenWatch (Wi500Q) Smartwatch Review

Asus ZenWatch (Wi500Q) Smartwatch Review

Timeless design, short on time. The Asus ZenWatch offers both an upscale design as well as high-end materials without the use of plastic. The smartwatch offers quite a few useful additional features as well. Although the battery capacity is not that generous, it lasts for at least a full day.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 400 APQ8026 | Qualcomm Adreno 305 | 1.63" | 70 g
Acer Iconia Tab 8 W W1-810-16HN Tablet Review

78% Acer Iconia Tab 8 W W1-810-16HN Tablet Review

Surfboard. Acer's Iconia Tab 8 W is an 8-inch Windows 8.1 tablet available for around 150 Euros (~$169). The tablet features the same hardware as the competition: a bright IPS screen, a Bay Trail processor, 1 GB of working memory, and 32 GB of storage capacity. Does the Iconia have a unique selling point at all?
Intel Atom Z3735G | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 8.0" | 406.3 g
Trekstor SurfTab Wintron 10.1 Tablet Review

77% Trekstor SurfTab Wintron 10.1 Tablet Review

A well-rounded package. The new Trekstor tablet costs 199 Euros (~$225) and offers a full Windows 8.1 tablet experience with a one-year MS Office 365 Personal license. In contrast to most cheap Windows tablets, the Trekstor tablet is equipped with 2 GB of RAM.
Intel Atom Z3735F | Intel HD Graphics (Bay Trail) | 10.1" | 661 g
Yota Devices YotaPhone 2 Smartphone Review

83% Yota Devices YotaPhone 2 Smartphone Review

Twice as good? Like the first YotaPhone, the successor also features two screens. An AMOLED screen adorns the front, and an additional eInk screen is on the back. The Russian company has completely reworked the design and has also done many things better than in the precursor. However, the temperature development is still a problem.
Qualcomm Snapdragon 800 MSM8974 | Qualcomm Adreno 330 | 5.0" | 144 g
Asus Memo Pad 8 ME581CL-1B027A Tablet Review

85% Asus Memo Pad 8 ME581CL-1B027A Tablet Review

New memorandum? Asus wants to make a statement and elevates its 8-inch tablet from the Memo Pad series to the status quo of the class. The Memo Pad 8 ME581Cl represents the top model of this group; its price sits just above $355. It includes an Intel Atom quad-core 64-bit SoC, 2 GB RAM, a bright Full HD IPS display, fast ac-WLAN as well as LTE and NFC. In brief: Here, the mix works.
Intel Atom Z3560 | PowerVR G6430 | 8" | 299 g
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Author: Redaktion, 2013-05- 8 (Update: 2013-09-27)